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Illinois men’s tennis finishes fall strong

Illinois' Tim Kopinski prepares to hit the ball back during the first round of NCAA Tennis Regionals against Ball State University at Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex on May 9. The Illini won 4-0.

By Christopher Kennedy

December 16, 2014

The Illinois men’s tennis team played its best tennis of the fall right at the end. Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski finished out the fall season with a bang. A week after a run to the finals of the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in New York, juniors Guignon and Kopinski won their first ...

Illini women’s golf heads into break content fall season

By Lucas Wright

December 16, 2014

The Illini women’s golf team has gone into the winter break with a successful fall season. Two victories, three Big Ten Players of the Week awards and one individual victory are just a few of the accolades this team has already achieved. Illinois opened its season with three freshmen and two sopho...

Illinois women’s cross-country hopes to take next step in 2015

Illinois' Hanna Winter (148), sophomore, and Britten Petrey (145), junior, pace themselves at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on Oct. 25th, 2014.

By Alex Wallner

December 16, 2014

The Illinois women’s cross-country season was marked by inconsistency. “I think the season was successful, but didn’t end the way we had hoped it would be,” junior Britten Petrey said. “Overall, it was a step in the right direction for next season for us to set higher goals, work even harder...

Illinois men’s golf with best start since 1988-89

December 16, 2014

The first half of the Illinois men’s golf season proved to be monumental for Illini golfers, coaches and the rest of the college golf community.  Ranked No. 6 in the preseason, the Illini jumped to the No. 1 spot of the Golf Coaches Association of America coaches poll after topping one of the toughest ...

Illinois women’s basketball looks to carry success into Big Ten play

Illinois' Chatrice White attempts a layup during the game against Virginia at the State Farm Center on Dec. 4.The Illini won 86-63.

December 16, 2014

Still with two games to go before Big Ten play begins, the Illinois women’s basketball team has already had a season’s worth of ups and downs. Currently sitting at 7-3, the Illini have a win over a top-10 team, but all three of their losses are to unranked opponents.  Through the first 11 games o...

Illinois women’s tennis moves past fall struggles

Illinois’ Madie Baillon hits the ball back during the Midwest Tennis Regionals at Atkins Tennis Center on Oct. 17.

By Cole Henke

December 16, 2014

In August, the Illinois women’s tennis coach Michelle Dasso said the fall season is really all just a preparation period for the spring season and Big Ten play. As the team heads into winter break, this still holds true for Dasso and her team. The team did not perform up to expectations toward the...

A little luck could have gotten Illini men’s cross-country to Nationals

December 16, 2014

Jake Stewart may be spending this offseason looking for a good luck charm. The head coach of the Illinois men’s cross-country team watched his team fall 2,000 meters short of qualifying for Nationals, as the team ended its season by placing fifth at the NCAA Regional meet. Stewart claimed the team...